June 1, 2018 27
Consumers are the losers when powerful interests convince governments to protect them from competition. Look no further than Amazon's geoblocking of Australia.
March 16, 2018 7
Retailers, apparently oblivious to irony or self-preservation, want wages cut because people aren't spending much in shops.
November 21, 2017 8
The Australian media has been buying into the Amazon love-in as it prepares to launch here, and it's not just the usual suspects.
November 6, 2017 17
The Australian Retailers Association responded with undisguised alarm to the latest figures.
November 3, 2017 9
Penalty-rate cuts come back to bite ... pork-barreling less hilarious than it sounds ... Oh, the F-35 seems to have problems ...
September 21, 2017 2
Employers remain convinced the biggest problem in Australia is not being able to slash workers' wages, despite real wages falls.
August 28, 2017 8
Labor is campaigning hard against organisations that want to undermine penalty rates -- but will quietly look the other way if you give it enough money.
July 4, 2017 34
The government knows there's a problem with wage stagnation, but it can't help itself in working to cut wages.
February 23, 2017 14
Attacking penalty rates will mean yet further downward pressure on wages at a time when even the government and the Reserve Bank are growing worried about lack of wage growth, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer write.
February 16, 2017 6
Retailers claimed it would save billions a year and thousands of jobs, but the government's punitive crackdown on online shopping at the behest of retailers will yield minimal revenue.
January 11, 2016 15
Can we really blame Anchorage for the disaster that Dick Smith has become?
June 5, 2015
Are the retail figures really so dire for the economy? Plus other business tidbits of the day.
November 11, 2014 18
Standing in the hollowed-out carcass of a dying mall, Crikey's writer-at-large catches a glimpse of the transience of modern life.
October 13, 2014 13
Industry groups say penalty rates should be wound back to "protect small business". This is nonsense, say Giri Sivaraman and Alana Heffernan of Maurice Blackburn Lawyers.
October 8, 2014 6
Myer has been on a long, slow journey to fashion irrelevance. A former Myer executive says it can be saved -- but current boss Bernie Brookes is probably not the man for the job.
May 30, 2014
Yesterday was a rough day for Australia's second-richest man, with the future of his shopping centre empire uncertain.
May 7, 2014 4
Department stores are a relic of a lost age, and the explosion of online retail and the excitement around stores like H&M prove it. It's time to get with the times, writes business director and commentator John Addis.
March 20, 2014
David Jones is outperforming Myer by a wide margin -- but the entire sector is feeling the pinch. Would a merger really help?
March 14, 2014 2
Plenty is being said about David Jones chief Paul Zahra and the boardroom machinations that led to the resignations of several directors. Problem is, most of it is rubbish.
February 5, 2014 4
Would a Myer-David Jones merger rescue the ailing department store giants, or is their model too antiquated to be saved?